One of the most violent animated films of the 80s, Fist Of The North Star is also one of the weirdest, Ryan writes...
British fans of Japanese culture had to get their anime fixes where they could find them in the early 90s. The success of Akira prompted a trickle of Japanese animation, mostly via Manga Entertainment, but the selection was often leftfield to say the least. We got enjoyable fare like 3x3 Eyes, Project A-Ko and Dominion: Tank Police in the first few years of the 90s, but then we were also given Urotsukidoji: Legend Of The Overfiend, a deeply strange slab of erotic horror pretty much guaranteed to generate controversy.
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Indeed, much of the anime from that period appeared to be chosen almost at random, either based on what was